Welcome! Are you ready to put your knowledge to the test? 

Whether you’re looking to prove your expertise, review key takeaways from the conference, or are simply curious about science and healthcare, our quiz is the perfect opportunity to challenge yourself and expand your understanding. From general knowledge questions to in-depth healthcare information, this quiz is designed to examine your level of understanding and potentially highlight areas for further learning. 

So, are you up for the challenge? Gather your thinking cap and let’s begin!


#1. What are the effects of ionising radiation?

#2. Who is the most at risk of developing cancer?

#3. What is the chemical used to stop blood from clotting in a blood test tube?

#4. Which of these bones can be found in your ear?

#5. What is the name of the main artery that delivers the oxygenated blood from the left ventricle to the rest of the body?

#6. Plastic blood bags were invented in…

#7. What measurement is commonly used to monitor people with asthma?

#8. What is the normal blood pressure in millimeters of mercury pressure (mmHg) for an average adult?

#9. How many staff in the NHS work in healthcare science?

#10. What is a stent?

#11. What is the second most common blood group in the UK?

#12. To identify the norovirus in our sample we used a latex agglutination assay. What is the name of another assay that uses antibodies we could have used?

#13. What is the most important property of the materials used in a finger implant?

#14. How many chromosomes does a human have?

#15. How many chambers are there in the heart?

#16. What type of virus is the norovirus?

#17. The Norovirus can be spread through poor hand washing, what are the symptoms?

#18. Why are cell therapy and gene therapy procedures carried out in a closed system?

#19. What type of imaging does echocardiography use?

#20. How many strides does it take Usain Bolt to run 100 m?

#21. Exposure to UVA in sunlight and tanning salons is linked to an increase in which cancer?

#22. In terms of Radiation Safety, define the ALARA principle

#23. How many branches of airways are there in the respiratory tree?

#24. What might your GP prescribe you to treat an infection that is caused by bacteria?

#25. Which parasite causes malaria?

#26. What is the most common organism that causes tonsillitis?

#27. What is the correct scientific term for a red blood cell?

#28. How many semilunar canals can be found in your ear?

#29. Which particles can be used to treat cancer?

#30. What is Chlamydia?


Science for Gold

The 9th Annual Schools Science Conference took place on 20th March 2012

The Royal College of Pathologists

2 Carlton House Terrace
St James’s